Sony Films owner Tom Rothman teases the first footage from Ridley Scott Napoleon’s epic historical film one has not seen for years. Napoleon is an Apple Original Film that is ready to get its massive theatrical release before streaming on Apple TV+. Through the intense, nerve-wracking scene, we see the film leads Oscar Winner Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife and one true love, essayed by Vanessa Kirby.
While Rothman showcased Ridley Scott Napoleon, he shared Napoleon is a personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to the emperor, viewed through the prism of an addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love played by Vanessa Kirby.
As the video progresses, we see the arrival of Napoleon and his army troops being discovered by the Russian and Austrian armies. Napoleon, who has bulked up to give his enemies a taste of their own medicine, unleashes his cannons as the opponents move toward them. He shatters the snowy water field with his large guns and throws the attackers into a frozen lake, making it into a large blood-mixed water body.
Napoleon, played by Joaquin Phoenix, stands from a hilltop seeing his carnage unfold. It’s a very intense moment where soldiers fall into a watery grave after yelling. It’s a trap.
Who are the Cast and Crew of Ridley Scott Napoleon Film?
Produced and directed by Ridley Scott, Napoleon is one of the most anticipated Ridley Scott movies to release this year. David Scarpa serves as the film’s head writer, and Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, and Kevin J Walsh capes the executive producers.
The film’s cinematography and editing, which make for flawless action scenes, are handled by Darius Wolski, Claire Simpson, and Sam Restivo, respectively. Music that offers us a vibe of an ancient-era battlefield fight is given by Martin Phipps. Hats off to this wonderful team for bringing us, Napoleon.
Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, and Tahar Rahim are the main characters in the historical drama. The charismatic actors joining the film are featured as the following characters-
- Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte
- Vanessa Kirby as Empress Josephine
- Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras
- Ludivine Sagnier as Theresa Cabarrus
- Ben Miles as Caulaincourt
- Matthew Needham as Lucien Bonaparte
- Phil Cornwell as Sanson The Bourreau
- Youssef Kerkour as Marshal Davout
- Paul Rhys as Talleyrand
- Mark Bonnar as Jean Andoche Junot
- Gavin Spokes as Moulins
- John Hollingworth as Marshal Ney
- Edouard Philipponnat as Tsar Alexander
- Ian McNeice (Ian’s role is not disclosed yet)
When did Ridley Scott Napoleon Film Begin Shooting?
The filming for Ridley Scott Napoleon started in February 2022, when Napoleon shot for six major battle sequences. One of the references for the battle was taken from the Battle of Marengo. In March 2022, the cast and crew moved to Lincoln, England, to prepare and shoot under Lincoln Cathedral. Afterward, the Napoleon team covered various country locations, including Stowe Avenue and House, Petworth House, Boughton House, West Wycombe Park, etc.
In May 2022, Napoleon’s filming also took place in Malta, where Fort Ricasoli of Kalkara will be seen transformed into a siege of Toulon; Napoleon witnessed his victory.
When Will Ridley Scott Napoleon Film Release? Where Can You Watch Napoleon?
As stated by Tom Rothman, Napoleon will receive a massive theatrical release before streaming on Apple TV+. Napoleon’s release date is scheduled for 22nd November release this year, and then for Apple TV+ at a later date. The film will be distributed by Apple TV+ and Sony Pictures in the United States on the date. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, Napoleon might have a different theatrical release schedule.
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